Five items we were glad we had on a Disney Cruise Line cruise (and five we didn’t need)

On our recent voyage on the Disney Fantasy, we packed carry-on only for four people, which I felt was a feat in itself. Turns out, we still brought things we didn't need (and others we were very glad we had). If you're lucky enough to be packing for … [Read more...]

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Disney family travel: is a Disney cruise right for your family?

Though we're fans of Disney family travel, as Pit Stops for Kids readers know, we were cruising newbies before we departed for our three-night cruise on the brand new Disney Fantasy. As active family travelers, we worried a cruise would limit our … [Read more...]

Three days aboard the Disney Fantasy in Photos

We returned late this week from an amazing three-night preview cruise of the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Fantasy. Over the next few weeks, I'll have plenty to say about this ship and our experience aboard her, including … [Read more...]

How to prepare for a Disney cruise

At Pit Stops for Kids, we cover all modes of family travel. However, there's one major category of family travel we've neglected (until now): family cruising. On March 26th, the Pit Stops kids and I will be embarking upon the brand new ship in the … [Read more...]

Small ship cruising: you CAN expedition travel with kids

The following is Part 2 in a two-part series on small ship cruising with AdventureSmith Expeditions' founder Todd Smith. Last week, I asked AdventureSmith Expeditions founder Todd Smith to explain the philosophy of small ship cruising, reinforcing … [Read more...]

Small ship cruising: a travel philosophy that holds water

The following is the first in a two-part interview with AdventureSmith Explorations founder and president Todd Smith. In the past decade, cruising has morphed from a dowdy vacation your grandparents took to one of the most popular family … [Read more...]

Cruising Options for Families of 5 and More

Image via Wikipedia If your family doesn't fit the standard travel industry mold of two adults and two children, you've probably experienced frustration at one time or another while booking vacations, hotels, and the like. I know I have, and I … [Read more...]